I’ll be the first to admit that I have probably watched too much television. I love getting lost in different worlds/realities, which makes it easy for me to binge watch shows. Here are some of my favorite shows that I have watched over and over again. There is something for every type of viewer on here. I hope you find one you think is binge-worthy!
The Vampire Diaries (2009-2017) – I started watching this show from its’ first air-date. I would love to say I never stopped, but the shows 5th season and on kind of took a dive, in my opinion. I started to miss episodes here and there, and then I missed the entire 7th season. When the show announced that season 8 would be the final season, I decided to catch up. I still won’t say that seasons 5-8 are good, because they can’t even compare to the first 4, but the way they decided to end the show was fantastic. I was in tears the entire episode and I couldn’t have been happier with the series finale. I recommend watching if you are interested in the paranormal. I would also suggest watching the spin-off show, The Originals, as well.
Grey’s Anatomy (2005-Present) – Please, find me a girl in her 20’s that doesn’t have this show on her top shows list. It’ll be a hard thing to do, I can promise you that. I made it until I was 22 before I gave this show a chance, and oh boy did I feel like a fool for not watching it sooner. I had the attitude that it was “too mainstream” to watch. Yea, shake your head at me, please! So, I watched the first episode and instantly got hooked. I won’t even tell you how quickly I went through every season (too fast to be proud of). I highly suggest to watch this show, male or female, and don’t make the mistake of brushing it off for so long like I did.
Gossip Girl (2007-2012) – “Spotted—Lonely Boy’s rude awakening. Upper East Side Queens aren’t born at the top. They climb their way up in heels, no matter who they have to tread on to do it.” If there is one quote that sums up this show, it is that one. This show is addicting. Drama and the rich, what more could you ask for? I didn’t begin watching this show until after it had already ended. The series finale has gone down as one of the most disappointing endings to a tv series. In my unpopular opinion, I think it was a perfect ending to this show. Go ahead and give it a watch, create your own opinion. xoxo Gossip Girl.
This Is Us (2016-Present) – Arguably the hottest show on tv right now (considering GoT isn’t airing again until 2019). This show does such a great job of portraying real life issues. It touches on many difficulties than an every day family has to deal with, which makes it relatable. The show is only in it’s 2nd season and it is on my top 10 list. Believe me, if you haven’t watched it yet, you are truly missing out on something great.
How to Get Away with Murder (2014-Present) – One of my favorite aspects of this show is that it shows the end result at the beginning of the season and then spends the rest of the season showing you step by step how they got to that point. Oh and if you didn’t guess by the title, the show is about murders. Unraveling a murder, keeping the audience constantly on their toes, and guessing who did it, is something these directors, producers, and writers are fantastic at. If you are anything like me, you love a good murder mystery.
Stranger Things (2016-Present) – Another show that has cracked my top 10 with only 2 seasons. If you are into government conspiracies and shows set back a few decades, I highly suggest you watch this one. I don’t want to give too much away, like a mouth breather would, so I’ll keep this one short and simple. Go watch!
Game of Thrones (2011-Present) – Do I even need to explain? Ya? Alright, alright, you pulled it out of me. This is another show, like Grey’s Anatomy, that I put off watching because I thought it was lame to watch something everyone else did. Ya, I know, ridiculous. This show has thrown me in all different directions in regard to my emotions. I’ve laughed, I’ve cried, I’ve been angry, and I’ve been shocked. The show has made me feel sympathetic for a character I hated. It is amazing … and it isn’t coming back for its finale season until 2019, so you have plenty of time to catch up! Have fun on the roller coaster ride.
Shameless (2011-Present) – This show is honestly a train wreck that you can’t take your eyes off of. That is the best way I could describe it. It is about a modern day Chicago family that lives in poverty. I am sitting here trying my best to think of a way to portray this show, and I keep coming up blank. It is indescribable. It is a hilarious show that I believe everyone should give a chance.
Gilmore Girls (2000-2007) – Oh the show my boyfriend despises any time I put it on the TV (which is a lot, especially around this time of the year…thanks Up). I never watched Gilmore Girls until the recent Netflix release of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. I mean, I watched a few episodes here and there with friends while growing up, but never watched it through until then. Boy, was I missing out. It is such a great show and I wish I would have watched it while growing up. I imagine it would have helped me gain some insight on issues that I dealt with in high school and my early college years. I don’t think I’d necessarily suggest this show for the typical male, but ladies (of all ages) I highly recommend you watch.
Dexter (2006-2013) – This is a show about a serial killer. Yes, you read that right. The show is about a man who is a serial killer, but wait! There is a twist. Dexter only kills other serial killers. How does he know about other serial killers, you may ask? He works as a blood splatter analyst for the Miami Police. Every episode is a race for him to solve the murder mystery before the Miami PD, so that he can get his kill fix in. Now don’t think these are the only twists this show will throw at you, because they aren’t. If you haven’t seen this show yet, you need to. It is on Netflix! Go binge watch. What are you waiting for? Do it now!